Cheri Tsai, MFT
I'm a licensed psychotherapist with a practice on downtown Oakland and the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco. My work is especially effective in helping adults, who suffer from issues such as self-doubt, trouble with intimacy, depression and anxiety, or the inability to manifest career or relationship goals. I aim to identify unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling and relating that reinforce negative emotion and destructive behavior. My style is direct, thoughtful, and collaborative. The process of being understood, of learning about the various ways your mind works and of developing a new repertoire of psychological skills will open up new avenues for growth and engagement in your life's pursuits.
Our histories profoundly influence our feelings and behaviors, and thus impact the quality of our relationships with others and the world around us. While this belief informs my approach, I am versed in a variety of techniques rooted in other traditions and am comfortable treating a wide range of clinical issues.
Integrative (relational, psychodynamic, attachment, psychoanalytic)
Areas of Clinical Work
Lesbian and gender nonconforming populations (including non-binary and genderqueer people), gender identity, sexuality, anxiety, depression, bi-cultural, immigration, acculturation, relationships, self-esteem, cultural identity.
Individual therapy, Couples therapy, Family therapy.
Not on any insurance panels, can provide statement for insurance reimbursement
3120 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705